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Watercolor Wings and Bold Butterflies

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a color challenge of Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder and Blushing Bride.  I just received the Watercolor Wings Photopolymer bundle and was inspired by this color challenge to create beautiful butterflies.  This stamp set makes it so easy to create beautiful watercolor butterflies.

I used a Whisper White card base to feature the butterflies.  I used the three colors to create each butterfly.  One butterfly is stamped at full strength and for the other I stamped off for a light er color.  For sparkle, I added gold foil butterflies die cut with the Bold Buttefly Framelits and Bermuda Bay sequins.  The sentiment is from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.  The spots on the background are stamped with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.

Stampin Up Watercolor Wings cardBe inspired by these colors and join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Go to HSS for more inspiration from our design team.

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Watercolor Wings Kindness card

Size:  4.25″ h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets: Watercolor Wings, Kinda Eclectic, Gorgeous Grunge

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Gold Foil

Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Momento Black

Accessories:  Bold Butterfly Framelits die, Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, mini glue dots, Tombow glue

Birthday Basics -Celebrate with Fringe

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is an Inspiration challenge.  The photo is filled with so many great images just in time for celebrating the Fourth of July.

The card I created is for dear friend celebrating her birthday this month.  I wanted to make it festive and fun and what better way than with fringe.  I created the fringe strips with Stampin’ Up’s! fringe scissors.  I cut 2 inch strips in Watermelon Wonder, Very Vanilla and Island Indigo.  The ‘Happy Birthday’ greeting is stamped with Versamark and Watermelon Wonder and for sparkle I heat embossed it with Iridescent Ice.  To see the sparkle click on the image to magnify.  The butterflies are from the Papillon Potpourri set and embellished with basic rhinestones colored with Sharpies.  I tied Metallic Baker’s Twine and stamped the flower in Island Indigo from retired Beautiful Bunch stamp set and embellished with 2015-2017 Watermelon Wonder In Color Blossom accent.

Stampin Up Birthday Basics Fringe Card

Be inspired by the photo and join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I know you’ll find something in the photo to inspire your project.

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Birthday Basics – Celebrate with Fringe Card

Size:  5.25″ h x 5.25″ w

Stamp Sets: Birthday Basics, Papillion Potpourri, retired Beautiful Bunch

Paper:  Cardstock:  Watermelon Wonder, Very Vanilla, Island Indigo

Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Island Indigo

Accessories:  Elegant Butterfly punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, Petite Petals punch, Fringe Scissors, 2015-2017 Watermelon Wonder In Color Blossom accent, Metallic Baker’s Twine, Rhinestone Basics, Sharpies (red, blue green),  Versamark, Iridescent Ice Emboss Powder

Have a Happy Blooming Birthday in a Flower Patch

April showers bring My flowers.  So they say.  However, here it is May and there are flowers but it’s still raining in San Antonio.   San Antonio received almost 7.5 inches of rain in April, making it the seventh-wettest April since 1886, the first year that precipitation levels were recorded for the area. All this rain has made my flowers grow.  Here’s a photo of the flowers in my garden which provided my inspiration for my card.

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I used the Flower Patch Polymer Bundle to create the flowers and leaves.  For the sentiment I stamped the sentiment with Versamark then embossed it with gold embossing powder.  The cloud shape is from the Word Bubbles Framelits set.  For additional texture the second layer is embossed with the Chevron embossing folder.

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Happy Blooming Birthday

Size:  5.50″ h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets: Flower Patch

Paper:  Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Lost Lagoon

Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Lost Lagoon, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry

Accessories:  Flower Fair Framelits, Gold embossing folder, Chevron Textured Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Gold Baker’s Twine

Happy New Year

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is an inspiration challenge.   I created the card below inspired from the images below.

To create the background for my card I brayered silver Encore ink onto the Fancy Fan Textured Embossing Folder and embossed the black card stock.  I stamped the champagne glasses with silver Encore ink and heat embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder for additional shimmer.  I added basic rhinestones to the glasses for bubbles.  I cut a slit at the fold of the card and threaded the ribbon through.  After embossing the card stock becomes a bit flimsy so I adhered a layer of black card stock on the back side of the card front for stability and to hide the ribbon.  

All in all this card was super easy to make and took not time at all.

Happy New Year toast Stampin Up cardHere is the image from Hand Stamped Sentiments to inspire you.  Hope on over to HSS and join the challenge.

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year Card

Size:  4.25″ h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets:  Embellished Events, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper:  Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink:  Silver Encore, Basic Black, Versamark

Accessories:   Iridescent Ermbossing Powder, Basic rhinestones, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Heat tool, Dimensionals, Brayer

Hearts and Butterflies Wedding card

I created this card for Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  I recently purchased the Fancy Foild Designer paper which is so pretty.  Just perfect for a wedding card.  I used the vellum paper with silver hearts and silver glimmer paper.  I added a few die cut butterflies and hearts and VOILA! a beautiful wedding card.

Stampin' Up! hearts and butterflies congratulations card

So elegant and so easy!  Join the challenge and show us your creation.  We’d love to see how the sketch inspires you!

Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #189

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Hearts and Butterflies Wedding Card

Size:  4.25″h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets:   Itty Bitty Banners

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Fancy Foil Designer Vellum,  Silver Glimmer Paper

Ink:  Encore Metallic Silver pad

Accessories:  Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits, Beautiful Wings Embosslite, Fashionable Hearts Embosslets, Basic rhinestones, Dimensionals


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